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Great Ice Bear Adventure - Manitoba

Experience polar bears - without the crowds.

Our Great Ice Bear Adventure is undoubtedly the most diverse and holistic wildlife viewing package offered anywhere in the world for polar bears seekers. It combines four days at our Dymond Lake Ecolodge, where many of the Arctic’s most famous residents are seen and photographed on foot, with a one-day Tundra Buggy® tour in Churchill.

Great Ice Bear takes place during prime polar bear season in October and November, when polar bears congregate in large numbers on the coast of Hudson Bay as they wait for freeze-up and the beginning of their annual seal hunt.

The population of Churchill skyrockets to approximately 2,500 at this time, but the remoteness of Dymond Lake Ecolodge will help you escape the crowds while experiencing the most unique and interactive polar bear experience anywhere.

Dymond Lake Ecolodge is strategically located a quick 30 km flight west of Churchill, amidst the natural habitat of many Arctic creatures including polar bears, caribou, Arctic and red fox, Arctic hare, wolves and moose, along with numerous bird species such as snowy owls, ptarmigan and gyrfalcons.

In addition to wildlife viewing at the Lodge, highlights include evening presentations by our specialist guides and often northern lights shows!
Your time spent at the Lodge involves mostly terrestrial travel in order to reduce our impact on the environment. Out of respect for both the wildlife and the sensitive ecosystem they depend on, the use of motorized vehicles is kept to a strict minimum. With Churchill Wild, the boots were definitely made for walking!

Your day in Churchill on Tundra Buggy® tour is chartered, so we have fewer guests per buggy and more room for great photo opportunities. You will have one of the most beautiful animals in the world just outside your window, and plenty of space to watch and photograph!

Your Holiday Includes

The price shown is for the package only, and will vary with the fluctuating rate of exchange. Flights between UK and Winnipeg are at additional cost.

The Great Ice Bear Adventure includes two nights in Winnipeg, three nights at Dymond Lake Ecolodge, one night in Churchill, as well as a chartered Tundra Buggy® tour in Churchill and round-trip airfare between Winnipeg, Churchill, and Dymond Lake Ecolodge.

Suggested Itinerary/Excursions

Day 1 - Arrive in Winnipeg for overnight stay. Dinner is included.

Day 2 - After breakfast at the hotel fly to Churchill and onward to Dymond Lake Ecolodge. Watch for wildlife during the journey. Upon arrival settle in and enjoy the orientation and presentations by the staff. Lunch and dinner at lodge included.

Days 3 & 4 - After a hearty breakfast prepare for the days activities which include guided, nature trekking, bear and wildlife viewing and photography. your experienced guide will ensure the safety of both guests and wildlife. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included daily.

Day 5 - After breakfast at the lodge prepare for your flight back to Churchill, where the afternoon will be free to explore. Dog sledding or helicopter trips may be pre-booked through Churchill Wild for this afternoon if required. Lunch is on your own today, vouchers for $30 per person will be provided for dinner, with a list of participating restaurants. Overnight in Churchill.

Day 6 - Today, after breakfast, you have a day trip on the famous Tundra Buggies, specially designed to enable safe, close-up bear viewing and photo opportunities. Lunch is served during the trip. This evening you will fly to Winnipeg for the last night of your adventure. Dinner in Winnipeg is on your own.

Day 7 - After breakfast at the hotel, you will be at leisure in Winnipeg until it is time for your flight home.

Accommodation Details

Located a short 30 km and 15 minute flight north of Churchill on a strip of land bordered by Dymond Lake and Hudson Bay, Dymond Lake Ecolodge has eight double occupancy rooms and groups are limited to 16 guests.

Dymond Lake Ecolodge maximizes viewing potential by providing guests with opportunities to see polar bears from a variety of locations. Whether it be from one of the nature trails, the viewing tower, or right from the Lodge windows, the Great Ice Bear Adventure at Dymond Lake Ecolodge allows you to experience polar bears up close and personal.

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MB, CW NL at DLL  Image courtesy of Churchill Wild, credit Dennis Fast
MB, CW Dymond Lake lounge Image courtesy of Churchill Wild, credit Dafna Bennun